Include the following information (what types of pollutions can affect OUR area - WA State, especially our creek, Chimacum Creek?)
Begin by choosing a type of water pollution that most interests you. Choose from the following:
You will work together in your teams. Each person on your team will research and find answers to all six questions. Then you will come together to check your answers. Once you have all checked and verified that you have complete and scientifically accurate responses to all six questions then you will each brainstorm what kind of PSA you will create. It could be a blog post, a stop motion animation, a video, a podcast, or a vodcast or news show.
Your team will benefit from having a research expert to check your answers are correct, a strong writer to edit any writing you do, an artist to create original artwork, and a tech person to help create things on the class devices.
Algal Bloom That Kills (The Anderson Lake mystery, another great article to read about our neighborhood lake.)
Department of Health (DOH) Fish Advisory (Lists the fish you can eat and not get sick!)
WA State Red Tide Info (Read this to learn about red tides in our state!)
Curious about this whole Fracking thing? Watch this video to learn more.
Here's a great website on Eutrophication.
Here is some information on the R's for fixing pollution, this one has 7 R's!!!
This is a reply from ask an earth scientist concerning the topic of sources of water pollution.
Water Science for Schools from the USGS provides a lot of general information on water, its uses, etc...
The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Dump (click on image for more info):
Here's another website with information about the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch.
And here's another website with an idea for cleaning up that garbage patch!
Note for students in Mr. G's classes for starting your PSA with a Meme:
Search PhotosForClass or use Google Search Advance Search and make sure the image is creative commons (the license HAS to be free to modify not just free to use or share) or public domain.
Does your public service announcement hook your readers?
Does your public service announcement educate your readers to the problems of water pollution?
Does your public service announcement inform your readers on what they can do to prevent or treat water pollution?
Did you include photos, creative commons, public domain, or original artwork only, with a powerful title?